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Jari-chan

Jari-chan

Joined May 2019

📚 Indie Bookseller in the Swiss Alps 😸 Cat Mom 🏳️‍🌈 Demigirl 🌱 Vegan/Vegetarian ❤️Body Positivity
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He's learning from his book sis and he's pretty good at it 😸😸

#catsoflitsy

TheSpineView Adorable! ❤️🐾 2d
IuliaC 😻 2d
Graywacke So cute. He‘s gorgeous! 2d
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Jari-chan @TheSpineView @IuliaC @Graywacke Thank you ❤️😸❤️ 2d
wanderinglynn Such a pretty kitty! 😻 2d
AnnCrystal 👏😘💕😻💝. 2d
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2d
Deblovestoread What a lovely bundle of fur 💜 2d
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2d
Jari-chan @dabbe 😸❤️😸 2d
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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Did I ask the library to get the other books by Alexis Hall after reading “Ten Things that never happend“? Did they agree? Am I excited to spend the next few days in the company of Luc? Well... 😄

UwannaPublishme 😁🙌🏻 5d
julesG 🥰😁 5d
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Jari-chan @julesG 😁😁 5d
TheIntrovertedDodoBird I love this book so much! 🩷 5d
Jari-chan @TheIntrovertedDodoBird I'm only a few pages in, but already love it too 🩷 5d
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Jari-chan And Husband Material is just as good - maybe even better! I'm impatiently waiting for the third book to be released! I love Luc and Oliver so much 🩷. 5d
Jari-chan @TheIntrovertedDodoBird Oh, I'm so excited!! 5d
CarolynM I love Alexis Hall❤️ 4d
Jari-chan @CarolynM I do too! 😍 4d
CarolynM When you‘ve read all the books you can get your fix by reading his blog posts and his GR reviews 😆 4d
Jari-chan @CarolynM Oh, that sounds promising 😁 I'm slowly but steady working my way through his books 😁 4d
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Minihorror | Barbi Markovi?
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This book won the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2024. I've never heard about the author before, but she sure delivers what the title says. The book is short, but intense. I could relate to the characters and their fears more than once. It's about feeling left out, about weltschmerz, about dysfunctional families, about the situations that scare us every day (like phone calls, social interactions, bugs in our food). Reminded me of the series Black Mirror.

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Bookish Songs Nr. 5( & 59: The Phoenix - Fall Out Boy & Big Bad Wolf - Roses & Revolutions

This book was so good, I found two songs for it! Or rather - they found me. First came The Phoenix and I immediately was like “That's it!“ I wasn't looking for another song, when “Big Bad Wolf“ came up and I listend to it twice, because first I wasn't paying attention too much. So I now have two songs for one book.

#StarWarsBuddyRead @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Nice 🤎 6d
Jari-chan @BookwormAHN ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
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How come that all those new Star Wars books are getting better and better? Iskat is so fascinating and Dawson really took her time to shape a deep character. I now also want to read the comics she's featured in. This book is a real character study and I was involved from beginning to the end. Wow!

#StarWarsBuddyRead @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN They really are. I'm starting this soon. Glad you liked it 😺 1w
Jari-chan @BookwormAHN Hope you like it too 🤭 1w
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Even though it's Saturday already, I'd like to join in ❤
This week the following things bought me joy:

1) the cats. Just being there and being fluffy and all.
2) buying & exchanging new comfy clothes with @VaniBarelyReads (if you're reading this I ❤ you)
3) shipping and fangirling like it's 2003
4) getting new spring-y nails
5) making a new sping-y shop window (with a little help of a dear friend)

#5JoysFriday @DebinHawaii

AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 1w
Jari-chan @AnnCrystal ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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I think we all agree that #Litsylove letters and book mail are the best ❤ Yesterday I got lucky and had both in my mail box 💛 This little gem is due for another big journey after I read it. Really, I wanted to have this book since I first lay eyes on it. Yes, I totally judge books by their covers (and their authors).

@iread2much

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 1w
Jari-chan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Right?! 😍😍😍 1w
iread2much I‘m looking forward to reading your thoughts on it 😁 1w
Jari-chan @iread2much I'm so excited for our exchange 😁 1w
iread2much @Jari-chan me too! 1w
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Calvin | JR Ford, Vanessa Ford
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The German translation uses a name more familiar with younger kids. In this case I support the change so children in German speaking countries have a better connection to the story. A story that is so simple, but some people really struggle with that: take children serious and support them. It could be so, so easy. This book shows us that children know who they are and are perfectly comfortable when the surroundings help them finding their way.

TheBookHippie I love this book. 1w
Jari-chan @TheBookHippie 🩷🩶🩵 1w
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Wolves of the Calla | Stephen King
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Three years have passed since I've read volume four, but I didn't have any troubles finding back into the story. This speaks for Stephen King ans his ability to create unforgettable characters and stories. Still, I guess my big King phase is over, since I'm not sure I would continue reading The Dark Tower series if it wasn't for Oy. Yes, I read the whole books solely because of that Billy-Bumbler.

#serieslove2024 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

Bookwormjillk Yeah these later Dark Tower ones just weren‘t the same. 1w
Jari-chan @Bookwormjillk oh, then it might not just only be me... I'll read them anyway 🙈 1w
TheSpineView Awesome! 1w
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Jari-chan @TheSpineView Thank you ❤️ 1w
Bookwormjillk @Jari-chan yeah at that point you almost have to! 1w
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Mehso-so

This book works for their age group, which I am not one of. I never got into the story and I never felt like I needed to continue reading this. Emily is way too overpowered imo and to me it felt strange that, except for Emily, all characters were males.
But I liked the setting at the cemetery of Père Lachaise in Paris. I ended up googling pictures for way too long 😅 And Gesa Schwartz did a good job of talking about death to a younger audience.

bookwyrm7 Good to know I won't have to learn German for this one. Cool cover though 🤣 2w
Jari-chan @bookwyrm7 Nah, spare yourself the effort 😅 but I agree, the cover is nice :3 2w
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Irmina | Barbara Yelin
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Not the tagged book, but by the same author.

Barbara Yelin spent years talking to Emmie Arbel about her life. This GN shows the whole Emmie Arbel, not just the one who survived the Holocaust. Not just a victim, because Emmie Arbel is no victim. But we see how deep trauma runs, but also that it can be overcome. We have to listen to those voices. We should never forget.

This was a moving biography, told in strong, deep pictures.

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This was as good as promised! Loved it, loved it, loved it. A perfect heist book with interesting characters and a special setting. Only the showdown was a bit too confusing, so I lost track what was happening to whom. But that is such a small detail compared to so many pages of enjoyment. This could also be a good start into the Warhammer universe, I'd say.

@PuddleJumper #roll100
@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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This is what happens when you raise a cat in a bookish household 😸

#catsoflitsy

ShelleyBooksie Stunning Maine coon! ♡♡ 2w
wanderinglynn All books are mine! 😹😻 2w
Jari-chan @ShelleyBooksie Close, she's a Norwegian Forest Cat ❤️ Gotta love Main Coons too 😻 2w
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Jari-chan @wanderinglynn Yep, she sure thinks that 😸 2w
Suet624 Gorgeous cat. 2w
Jari-chan @Suet624 Thank you 🤭 2w
iread2much So beautiful! 😻 2w
Jari-chan @iread2much Thank you 🤭 2w
bookwyrm7 He's just saving your place in the book. How considerate. No wind will now move the pages or make the book fall. What a good kitty! 😸 2w
Jari-chan @bookwyrm7 Awww, I need to her more treats for being the best bookmark ever 😻 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
Jari-chan @dabbe ❤️💙💜 2w
AnnCrystal 👏😍😘💕😻💝. 2w
Jari-chan @AnnCrystal ❤️❤️❤️😸😸 2w
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author Linus' cousin?? 🥰 2w
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead Oh yes, we've discussed the possibility. 😺😺❤️ 2w
Jari-chan @RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author We did, indeed 😸😸🐾🐾 2w
Bookwomble 😻🐈😻 1w
Jari-chan @Bookwomble ❤️❤️❤️😸😸 1w
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The start reminded my a lot of “The Cousins“, which means I loved it. It's twisted, weird, uncomfortable, somewhat dark. We go deep into a mind, that's different. Highly talented, at some point the MC calles herself autistic. But Venturini lost me after the description of Chelas childhood. Her grown-up years just weren't as intense and captivating as her youth. Also, these books show us that translators need more attention and love.

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Discworld 03 - Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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Comfort books.

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When I was a teen, I wondered why it was ok for my boyfriend to have hair literally everywhere, while I spent so much time shaving. Now, 20 years later, I got the answer. Koohestani explains us why body hair is political, how capitalism profits from pink tax and why we should start breaking the rules that bind us down. She also tells about how she suffered from the shaved ideal and what she put herself through. Moving and educational in one.

catiewithac I stopped shaving after college. The pink tax is no joke when you calculate a lifetime of waxing, shaving, etc. Nope! 2w
Jari-chan @catiewithac Wow, you're amazing! I'm still way too much into the whole thing to totally stop shaving. But I'm working on it. And yes, Pink Tax is no joke. Also count in makeup and tampons. 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I did laser hair removal on my legs - because I was forever missing sections when shaving and I mostly wear dresses… and it was great! Had my underarms done as well, less hair grows back and it‘s soft… it also really removed my level of concern about it - because I realised mid swim one day that it had all grown back and I was unbothered when previously I would have been mortified. 2w
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The_Book_Ninja When I was a kid, a song that you might know called 99 Red Balloons (99 Luftballons)entered the charts. The girl who sung it appeared on TV with unshaven armpits. People had seriously profound conniptions 😂 2w
Jari-chan @thegirlwiththelibrarybag How great to hear that it doesn't bother you anymore! It's a great feeling to be in peace with oneself ❤️ 2w
Jari-chan @The_Book_Ninja Nena, right? 😁 Nowadays models get death threats when they show themselves unshaved... 🤦 2w
The_Book_Ninja @Jari-chan No way! I have no doubt it‘s men doing the threats. And yes, Nena👍🏼 2w
Jari-chan @The_Book_Ninja Sadly, yes. One was Sophia Hadjipanteli who's famous for her monobrow. I agree that it might be men doing such things 😕 2w
UwannaPublishme Sounds like a book more of us need to read. I used to be obsessed with waxing and shaving to fit the norm when I was younger. Glad I gave it up. But the Pink Tax is still aggravating. 😤 2w
Jari-chan @UwannaPublishme Same! I now try to distance me from this ideal and trying to avoid pink tax as much as possible. And you're right - I hope this book gets a lot of readers 🤞 2w
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Volume 7 of the weird German way to publish the GoT books. But hey - more books, more money 😅

It's been three years since my last volume, but I was back in the story with no trouble at all. And I enjoyed it once again. There is something to these books that draws you in, right? I loved Brienne, I think hers were my favorite chapters. And to avoid waiting another three years, I started vol 8 already.

#serieslove2024 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 3w
Jari-chan @TheSpineView Thank you ❤️ 3w
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And just in time before I need to start working I finished setting up my #BookSpinBoard 😁

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 3w
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks Thank you❤️ 3w
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It seems like this is the month of Assassinorum: Kingmaker - not only is it my first #roll100 pick, but now it also has become my #BookSpin 😁 And my bookish bestie went all “you have to read that book!“ 😄

My #DoubleSpin is the second book by Aurora Venturini translated in German. I was quite impressed by “The Cousins“.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 3w
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks I will 😁😁😁 3w
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The Tainted Cup | Robert Jackson Bennett
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#unpopularopinion

I was curious about the new trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett, but even though the basic idea of this world is fascinating, it didn't work for me. It all lacks depth and atmosphere. The characters as well as the world building. Most of the characters were solely names to me and I forgot about them as soon as they left the scene. I wasn't as invested in the case as I'd hoped I'd be. But I'll give it a second chance anyway.

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I have finally managed to rearrange my library. It took me about three months, but it was worth it. And a lot of fun, too. For my sci-fi/fantasy & novels section I tried a color scheme. Sort of. Now I have more space for more books! Yey!

Rossa and Secco were always there, helping in their own cat-ish way 😸

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 I love it!! 3w
Jari-chan Thank you 🤭 3w
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 + 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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Ruthiella Nice work. Looks fantastic! 🤩 3w
Jari-chan @dabbe ❤️❤️❤️🤭 3w
Jari-chan @Ruthiella Thank you 🤭 3w
AnnCrystal 📚🤩📚👏🤩👍. 💕😻😻💝. 3w
Jari-chan @AnnCrystal ❤️❤️❤️🤭 3w
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This was an easy choice as well. Another book with a huge impact on the way I think and see the world.

#bookofthemonth #botm

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Heartsong | Tj Klune
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Well, for once the choice was pretty easy. No explanations needed. 😅

#bookofthemonth #botm

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
Jari-chan @dabbe ❤️❤️ 3w
AnnCrystal 💕🐾😻💝. 3w
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Index Astartes | Graham McNeil, Andy Chambers
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Actually, I thought to only read one of the Warhammer Guides each month. But then #BookSpinBingo happend and I thought “I get a bingo if I read one more“ and after that “I get another bingo if I read one more.“ And somehow I managed three bingos like that 😆

Happy Easter, Littens!

#BookSpin #DoubleSpin
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 3w
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This book is a loud cry for a gender sensitive language. I thought I'd learn how to stand up for queer friendly language in a discussion, but I actually learnd a lot about why our brain works the way it does. And why so many people shy away from using inclusive language. Juli Faber also explains why language matters and that every time we use gender inclusive language we are standing up against far-right politics.

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Heartsong | Tj Klune
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Another short story from the Green Creek series. And I absolutely recommend reading them if you like the books. They give insight into what happens between the books and deepen the characters even more. Also, all the feels. Once again.

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Durcheinandertal: Roman | Friedrich Drrenmatt
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TWs for this review, that's why I put it behind spoilers.

Usually, I love Dürrentmatt's humor and his social criticism. But this story didn't work for me. At all. Call me woke, but I hated the way this story deals with rape and the gaslighting. It might have worked when the story was written and I first tried to read it in historical context. Call me woke, but this book was just too much.

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Since it'll be April soon (if I'm ready or not), here are my #roll100 books for next month. Can't wait for Robert Raths Kingmaker 😍

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 4w
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I did judge this book by its cover, and for once I did right by it. It's not one of those books you're immediately hooked, but more like a slow-burn that draws you in more and more until you can't get enough. At least it was like this for me. I loved the combination of Historical Novel and Jewish life. I think I've learned a lot from reading this one. It's rather slow-paced, but when you think about it, traveling in 1890 wasn't that fast either.

charl08 Love this cover, so much better than the one I had! 4w
Jari-chan @charl08 I don't really know what the English version looks like, but at least the content stays the same 😅 4w
Jari-chan @charl08 Agree. I'm not sure I would've picked up the English book. 4w
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Heartsong | Tj Klune
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Bookish Song Nr. 57: Porcelain Black - One Woman Army

I went to Spotify to look for a song for Robbie and Kelly, but found Jessie instead. And her crowbar.

I'm on the battlefield, like, oh my God (oh la la)
Knockin' soldiers down like House of Cards (oh la la)
I'm a one woman army (oh la la)
Yes, I'm a one woman army
(Oh la la, oh la la, oh la la)

Picture credit goes to the artist.

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According to @TheAromaofBooks it will soon be April. So here's my #Bookspinbingo list.

(Really, April?!)

#BookSpin #DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! And I canNOT believe it's almost April!!!!! 4w
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks it's unbelievable! 4w
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Heartsong | Tj Klune
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This story, set after Heartsong, is all the feels. Really, ALL the feels. I recommend listening to the audio version, it almost made me cry. If you're a fan of the series, don't miss out on this short story.

There are heavy spoilers for people who haven't read the books yet or only just have started the series.

TheIntrovertedDodoBird I love this series! I read the shorter ones out of order, which may just give me the excuse to reread them, now I come to think about it! 🐺 Klune is incredible! 4w
Jari-chan @TheIntrovertedDodoBird No excuse needed to reread them 😁 Klune is indeed incredibly gifted ❤️ 4w
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Jari-chan Truer words have never been spoken! It will be my third reread, though only my second time reading the short stories 😁. I love him. I've almost read everything he's written and then read those all over again! I was lost when I finished 4w
Jari-chan @TheIntrovertedDodoBird Wow, that's impressive 🤩 and I totally get you ❤️ 4w
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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Twisted Romance | Alex de Campi, Sarah Winifred Searle, Naomi Salman
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I stumbled across this anthology a couple of times, so I thought I give it a shot. There were some stories I liked, especially the one about domestic violence, but all in all it was just a so-so for me. Still, I like how many different ways of living and loving this book collects. It shows us that there is so much more out there and how colorful life can be.
#litsymademedoit

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Heartsong | Tj Klune
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I'm so glad I didn't give up this series after the first book. It just keeps getting better and better with each volume. More than once I caught myself thinking “I want to ditch whatever I'm doing now and going back to Robbie.“ I was touched and more than once I had to laugh out loud. And I especially loved the ace rep ❤

Kerrbearlib Love this pic! 1mo
Jari-chan @Kerrbearlib Thank you 🤭 1mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird I love Robbie and Kelly so much! 🖤🩶🤍💜🐺 1mo
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Jari-chan @TheIntrovertedDodoBird Yes! They're so perfect 💙 1mo
bookwyrm7 I love books that suck you into their world and make you want to live there. Reading them is like going on holiday! 1mo
Jari-chan @bookwyrm7 Totally agree with you ❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1mo
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The Picts: A History | Tim Clarkson
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If you want to learn about the Picts, this is the book to go for. But I'd only recommend it if you're a history buff, because it's heavy on wars and names and the writing style a little dry. I wanted to learn more about the normal folk, but it seems like there isn't a lot of data just yet. There is a bit of this in the afterword of the 2016 edition.
I may have or have not ordered another book by this author 😉

#roll100 @PuddleJumper

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Thank you for tagging me @Eggs

1. In my family we used to celebrate most of the important Christian holidays. Christmas with my father, Easter & New Year's Eve with my aunt and granny. Now I think it's my wife's and my anniversary ❤
2. My wife of course ❤
3. Once or twice a year my parents and I went on holiday to this small German town and I loved it each and every time. I cherish these memories. And of course dog walks.

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Wonderful! Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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Terry Pratchett wrote strong and independent women before it was cool 😁 I prefer the English title to the German one, since it shows more what the book is about. Still an ongoing topic, even though the book was published in 1987. Pratchett is timeless.

#roll100 @PuddleJumper
#serieslove2024 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

Ruthiella I also just read this (and loved it) And yes, the pun in the English title is perfect! 🤩 I was happy to meet Granny Weatherwax since I know she turns up in later books. 1mo
Jari-chan @Ruthiella Granny is such an awesome character! 🤩 1mo
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TheSpineView Well done! 1mo
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I've never heard of Bubble and Squeak before reading this book. But how could I not look up a vegan version of this recipe? I mean it's called "Bubble and Squeak" ?

It had some Röschti vibes but with more veggies in ?

julesG Bubble and Squeak is a favourite here. I introduced my kids to it some years ago. And, just like British tea, they embraced the idea. 1mo
julesG Also, I want to re-read the book now. 🙈 1mo
Jari-chan @julesG It really is a tasty dish, so I totally get your children 😁 Enjoy your re-read when you get to it 🤭 1mo
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Soubhiville You‘ve made me want to try it. I‘ve heard of it before (thanks Terry Pratchett!) and I‘m not sure why I never looked it up. 🙂 1mo
Jari-chan @Soubhiville Lovely! Enjoy it 😋 1mo
Kimzey Oh, I need to make that recipe again. It‘s been years! I recall the cabbage did squeal a bit in the frying pan. 1mo
Jari-chan @Kimzey How cool yours did squeal 😁 Enjoy! 1mo
Bookwomble B&S is a regional delicacy where I'm from (Lancashire, England) 😋 A working class dish to use up scraps and left overs. In our house it was usually accompanied by a fry-up of offal from the butcher which, as the youngest, I had to go and collect, and which is probably why I turned vegetarian 😆 1mo
Kenyazero I love discovering foods while reading! 1mo
Jari-chan @Bookwomble That's a relatable reason 😱😅 1mo
Jari-chan @Kenyazero I do too! ❤️ 1mo
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Not My Problem | Ciara Smyth
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Bookish Song Nr. 56 - Troublemaker

I wasn't really looking for a special song, just skipping through Spotify, but when this song started playing it just immediately threw me back into this book. There sure is a lot of trouble going on and the beat fits the story telling imo. Really, this book is still spinning around in my head 😄

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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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Soft pick because it took me some time to get into the book. It's written in an easy language, which is why I think it might be a good pick for people that don't read that much or often. I started watching the movie but couldn't finish it because I felt so sorry for Tokue. Where the movie was too much emotion, the book didn't have enough for a long time. Only in the second half I felt invested. Still, the story made me think quite a lot.

Crazeedi I am like you, sometimes I can't finish a book or a show because my emotions are too raw! 1mo
Jari-chan @Crazeedi ❤️❤️🫂 1mo
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It hurts a little to say goodbye to the Hobbits again. I really felt with Frodo and at the same time I was so proud of him. Loved the others, too. And there are even female characters! When I first read it six years ago, I didn't really pay attention to this. This is how we change as we grow older and this way we can find new things in old beloved books. ❤

AnnCrystal 👏Except for graphic novels, I have never reread a book, don't know why...this makes me wonder about some of the old ones I read years ago yet still love. One day, maybe 🤔. 😉👍💝. (edited) 1mo
Jari-chan @AnnCrystal Rereads come to you when the time is right 😊 No pressure. When I was younger I didn't used to read books again, either. That has changed now 🤭 1mo
AnnCrystal @Jari-chan 💕😉👍💝. 1mo
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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For how many years have I wanted to read this book? Ever since I finished my first Kingfisher book. I'm happy I finally managed to read it, thanks to #DoubleSpin & @TheAromaofBooks
Surprisingly, it took quite a while for me to get into the story. Only when the Dust Wife appeared, I slowly started to come to terms with this book. But after that I was all in. I started to love the characters, liked the world and the feminist plot. And the sidekicks.

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Translates as: The Argentinian

🤷🤷🤷 - This is the only thing I can say about this book. The author won the Swiss Grand Prix Literature 2024 and since I want to face my own prejudices, I chose to read one of his most famous novellas. But there's nothing really to this book. No real characters, no good story telling, no involvement, just nothing. It reminded me of something you talk about at a casual meeting, but not write a book about. 🤷🤷🤷

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Index Astartes | Graham McNeil, Andy Chambers
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Not really the tagged book, but I go with what's in the database.

These guides are made for those people playing the Warhammer 40K tabletop game. Which I don't. But I love Warhammer and therefore want to nerd my way through whatever comes my way. And I did learn a lot about the several different groups and legions. What their strengths are and what- no, apparently they don't have any weaknesses. Alright, then...

@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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It seems like LGBTQIA+ romance novels become my new escape genre. Would you have told me some years ago that I would enjoy romance books, I would've called you crazy. Since I'm new to these kind of books I can't really judge the tropes and how they were executed. All I can say is that this book made me laugh so hard, reading those parts to my wife and made her laugh too. And I totally rooted for those two and didn't want to stop reading.

julesG The German title is weird. For a second I thought this was a sequel. 1mo
Jari-chan It's so confusing when German publishers switch the original English title for another English title 🙈 I wish they wouldn't do that... 1mo
CarolynM I kind of like that title. The original one seems a little odd to me. @julesG I thought it might be a sequel for a minute too😆 (edited) 1mo
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Jari-chan @CarolynM Agree, the original title reminded me somewhat of all those movies with a 10 in the title 😅 1mo
julesG The non-German German title is good. @CarolynM And I agree, the "Ten Things..." title makes me think of RomComs, but maybe that's exactly why Alexis Hall chose it. 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
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Jari-chan @dabbe @AnnCrystal ❤️❤️😻 1mo
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This is so much fun! First I thought “Meh, another wedding story...“ (I really don't like those). But it's not! It's a Choose Your Own Adventure and your goal is to reach the wedding. I played three or four rounds until I found an ending that I liked. And I enjoyed each and every round. This is book for fans of Meyers books and there will be spoilers. I'd recommend reading this one if you're already familiar with some of her stories.

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Der falsche Spiegel: Roman | Sergej Lukianenko
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My next roll in the #BookishMonopoly led me to the field “Second book in a series“, which is absolutely perfect! I got this book for Christmas and wanted to read it anyway. I couldn't find an English translation but it's the second part of Lukianenkos Mirrorverse series. There are two books and one short story, but the latter hasn't been translated to German or English 😥

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AkashaVampie Awesome. Glad ur roll worked out for u. Hope u enjoy ur read! 1mo
Jari-chan @AkashaVampie Thank you, I'm positive about that one ❤️ 1mo
UwannaPublishme Just saw this! Cool! 4w
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Jari-chan @UwannaPublishme It really is! I really enjoy the game and am glad that @AkashaVampie brought this up❤ 4w
AkashaVampie @Jari-chan u are so welcome. Glad u are loving it. Brings in alittle fun and makes u read something that u may have put off or wouldn't have read if u didn't get the prompt to. 4w
Jari-chan @AkashaVampie Exactly! It already helped me reducing my TBR list 🤩 4w
AkashaVampie @Jari-chan yay 4w
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Even though I've already read some of the stories in this book, it was nice to be back in this world with all those lovable characters. I didn't really realize how much I missed them. Winter was my favorite again and also my favorite story here. But all are more or less favorites, only the last one wasn't for me. The wedding trope just isn't for me. Still, the story was also a beautiful tale about friends.

#serieslove2024 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

mcctrish Ooo I need to get this 1mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
Jari-chan @mcctrish If you enjoyed the main series, you might like this one too 😊 1mo
Jari-chan @TheSpineView Thank you ❤️ 1mo
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